Photo Story: Arcana

Image of tarot cards.Each card foretells a fresh doom.

She lays them side by side, three perfect slabs, her bridge towards the truth.

An Ace of Cups, swollen and overflowing with false optimism. A Star, whose luster must one day dim to black hole certainty. An Ouroboros grown fat on its own tail.

Time is a tortoise no hare can outrun.

It is not Death she fears, nor the passage of hours, as swift and continuous as sand through glass.

No, it is their final kiss, one last “I love you” before night’s endless maw devours them together, that makes her deal again.


Robert Keal hails from Kent, UK, but currently lives in Solihull, working as a copywriter. He loves to walk the tightrope between strangeness and reality.

Photo credit: Ricardo Rosado

One Response to “Photo Story: Arcana”

  1. I love the descriptive nature of this piece and your take on the photo prompt. Great job and super visual!

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